Thursday, January 19, 2012

Film Frenzy!

We had a blast this past weekend participating in the First Annual Reel Change Film Frenzy, brought to life by the Alamo Drafthouse and Lights. Camera. Help.  Ten teams of filmmakers were partnered with ten different nonprofits and tasked with writing, producing, shooting, and editing a short film in under 48 hours.  On Sunday evening, we viewed the final products at the Alamo Drafthouse and a winner was crowned.


We were honored to be paired with ONE STORY PRODUCTIONS for our challenge. We began Friday filming at Congress, doing interviews with Sommelier June Rodil and Chef David Bull. Then we headed to the Red Room Lounge at where we hosted a small get together and interviewed 2011 Scholarship Winner, Renee Morgan and the 2011 TexSom Best Sommelier in Texas winner, Bill Elsey. Filming was not done yet! We headed to Max's Wine Dive to interview the wonderful Chef Erica Beneke. On Saturday, we made our way out to Spicewood Springs Vineyard which provided the perfect backdrop for filming.


We are honored to have our video alongside nine other fantastic non-profits! The winner was Austin Bat Cave and fan favorite was Whole Planet. Check out our video titled Eat Well, Drink Better here. Huge thank you to everyone that helped us during our Film Frenzy!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Save-The-Date: 27th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction

Mark your calendar now for the Foundation’s event of the year, the 27th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction! To be held at the Four Seasons Austin on April 14, 2012, festivities will begin with a champagne reception and silent auction debut. Following, guests will be treated to an array of fine wines as well as a decadent buffet in the ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel. Then the fun begins! The boisterous, fast-paced and always competitive live auction will feature a multitude of exceptionally rare and collectable wine lots up for bid, in addition to extraordinary dinners, wine trips, and more!